Canada has been disqualified from the final of the men’s 4×100-metre relay at the London Olympics after initially appearing to win the bronze medal.
The team of Gavin Smellie of Brampton, Ont., Ottawa’s Oluseyi Smith, Jared Connaughton of New Haven, P.E.I., and anchor Justyn Warner of Markham, Ont., brought out the Maple Leaf to celebrate after posting a time of 38.07 seconds.
But the team was disqualified after it appeared Connaughton stepped out of his lane.
“It was my fault,” he told reporters after the race.
The DQ gave the bronze to Trinidad and Tobago, leaving the Canadians doubled over on the track in tears.